Cycling in Oregon


Today, one sees more and more bicycles mounted on cars and trucks.    You have already noticed elsewhere
 on my site that I am a bicycle enthusiast.   I find that when I travel that my bike is  right along with me.
Paved bike paths and trails is what I like, as my bike is mostly for riding on those and paved streets.

You probably notice the bike lanes set aside on many streets and roads in our state.   There are many
off-street paved bike paths in Oregon.   Below you find some links to some of them and to a
web site that lists many others.  I have ridden on some of these paths and plan to ride more this
year.   Most of the web sites include maps and detailed information.


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Cycling Links

This web site below has a list of off-street bike paths throughout Oregon. The site has
descriptions, maps and other good information.
  
OFF-STREET PAVED BIKE PATHS IN OREGON
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The web site listed here is for a park located within the Salem area.   There are 8.9 miles of
paved bike paths within this park.   There is a park map in PDF available on the site and I
recommend you download and print it out as some of the trails I found were not very well marked.

MINTO BROWN ISLAND PARK
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The park listed here is north of the Salem area.  In addition to paved bike paths, there are paths for
hiking and for horses.   Plus it has a lot of facilities in addition to the paths.  A map/brochure of the
park is available at the web site.  As this is a state park, there a 'day use' fee.   This park is located along the
Willamette River and part of the bike path follows the river.

WILLIAMETTE MISSION STATE PARK
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Eugene is known as the 'city of bicycles' and there are off-street bike paths and on-street bike lanes.
 Alton Baker Park is Eugene's largest developed park.  It sits alongside the Willamette River.   Some of the
Ruth Bascom Riverbank Path System (which runs along on both sides of the Willamette River)
is incorporated into the park.  There are maps available online and they provide a wealth of information. 
Click on either link  The Ruth Bascom Riverbank Path System Map (link on left side of page under maps)
(A PDF file) or the Alton Baker Park (park info & map).   Its a place I can recommend.

City of Eugene Parks
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The Row River Trail is a 'Rails to Trails' conversion.   The BLM site listed was temporarily unavailable
when this web page was prepared.  But try it anyway as there is no indication when it will be back up.  Also
listed are two other web sites that have information on this 16.1 mile paved path.  It starts out in
downtown Cottage Grove.  After riding the Row River Trail with my friend I have added my own web
page on the trail.  It is the first one listed below.

  ROW RIVER TRAIL - My own pictures & information

ROW RIVER TRAIL - BLM SITE

ROW RIVER TRAIL - OFF STREET BIKE PATHS SITE

ROW RIVER TRAIL - HISTORY AND PHOTO SITE
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The Oregon Department of Transportation has a web site that has extensive information
and links on bicycle maps and touring information in Oregon.  A good place for
additional information for all cyclists.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

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